Pedal to Protect Wildlife

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01/08/2016

This year we’ve got a plan … we’re going to cycle around the world, without ever leaving Blackpool

In our brand new Pedal to Protect Wildlife campaign, we’ll be pedalling a huge distance of 30,115 miles. That’s the distance it would take to travel around the world to visit each of the 8 international conservation projects we support.

With the use of static exercise bikes in the zoo, our staff and visitors will be uniting to pedal this huge distance throughout the summer holidays and beyond. The journey between each project will be an opportunity to talk about the incredible work happening each and every day in the field and how your donations make such a difference.

Our conservation team will also be mobile around the zoo throughout the holidays with a purpose built, interactive conservation station displaying artefacts, pictures and showing films to help both children and adults understand more clearly why conservation is so important to us.

Rebecca Reynolds, Senior Education Officer says “Our aim is to make our visitors feel they can make a difference helping us raise awareness and funds for the particular animals Blackpool Zoo supports. We are doing this with our most ambitious project yet - ’Pedal to Protect Wildlife’.

“This inclusive, visible and interactive approach aims to make our visitors feel comfortable talking to our team, questioning and challenging to greater understand conservation and being inspired to take ownership and make a difference. It will also be an opportunity for Blackpool Zoo to thank visitors and celebrate many years of conservation support.”

So, if you’re feeling fit an energetic when you next visit, why not hop on to one of the bikes for a few minutes and see how many miles you can add to our total?  

You can follow our progress throughout the year on our Wildlife Learning Facebook Page.

Blackpool Zoo is Open!

As part of Step 2 of the national roadmap out of lockdown we are allowed to open once again.  

However, we will not be allowed to open most indoor areas: the indoor eating area of the cafe is closed, as are the indoor viewing area of animal houses including elephants, big cats, giraffes, small primates, gorillas and orangutans. These animals all have access to their outdoor enclosures, however they may take themselves inside during inclement weather.  Lemur Wood and Rainbow Landings remain closed.

A full list of restrictions and measures in place can be found here.  Please ensure you read them before you book your tickets as they are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo.